Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
sources around the world. tonight weep go to johannesburg, where despite rumors that nelson mandela is close to death, his family says he is at home doing well following gallstone surgery. robyn curnow spoke to mandela's granddaughter a short while ago and i asked what else she learned about nelson mandela's health. >> this is the first time we've heard from anybody close to nelson mandela since he was hospitalized in early december. there's been secrecy about his condition so no doubt many will be relieved to hear his granddaughter say he's cheerful in good spirits. sitting up, waving at the kids, smiling at the kid is, very alert. >> his granddaughter addressed the rumors nelson mandela was sent home by his doctors to die. she says this was not the case and the family and nelson mandela deserved both privacy and respect. >> thank you. >>> our fifth story "outfront" tonight. before a big fight, boxer mohammad ali used to say, we're going to get it on because we don't get along. and the same is true in political rivalries today. after a bruising election year, our station's star politi
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >>> meanwhile, nelson mandela has been release frd the hospital. a spokesman for the south african government says he will continue to receive treatment from his home. he entered the hospital this month for treatment of a lung infection and later underwent surgery to remove gallstones. >>> our fourth story, it's not just your taxes. if lawmakers can't find a way to work together before the new year, taxes won't be your only problem. milk prices could double. unemployment benefits could expire for millions of americans. the postal service could go bankrupt and hurricane sandy relief could be stahled. so what needs to happen for congress to wake up? "outfront" tonight -- welcome. >> first for you, the fiscal cli cliff, the world's most predictable political problem. this is the cover of "the washington post" the day after the election saying time to deal with the debt. everybody knows it. that was the whole idea, right? this was the big plan. election year is too devicive to get anything done. just kick the lame duck. so what happened? why can't congress find a way to work together?